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Transparency Update: GuideStar & Great Nonprofits

The Foundation is pleased to announce we have earned Silver certification from the online platform Guidestar.org. Guidestar promotes transparency and accountability in the nonprofit sector by publishing nonprofits’ financial statements and other info. The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation earned this high rating by providing details about all our programs, leadership, and results. Less than 2% Read More…

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Pond Skimming for Flyin Ryan

A Chilly Challenge How are Jonny Klemchuk, pond skimming at Sugarbush, and Facebook connected? Last Sunday, at Sugarbush’s end of season Pond Skim, the connection was made. Jonny, a good friend of the Flyin Ryan Foundation and a High Fives Foundation board member, was chatting with  Peter Hawks about growing our audiences. He volunteered that if 50 Read More…

Peter Hawks and Jonny Klemchuk

First Core Values Awards presented at STEFT Championship

About 130 competitors participated in the Extreme Competition – Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT),  at Jay Peak (VT), March 25-26. The final IFSA sanctioned STEFT event of the 2017 season, it was a qualifier for the international Swatch Freeride World Tour. The competition’s Super Finals were held on Sunday under a bluebird sky, with modest wind and Read More…

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Meet Betsy Manero

We’re pleased to introduce our most recent Adventure Scholarship recipient, Betsy Manero of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Betsy’s passion is rock climbing, and she intends to use her Adventure Scholarship award to further her training, with the goal of becoming a fully certified AMGA Rock Guide. Check out Betsy’s Adventurer’s page for her bio and application materials. Read More…

Aaron Rice update: Men’s Journal article

Adventure Scholar Aaron Rice is featured in the April edition of Men’s Journal magazine and in their electronic version, as well. Aaron set a world record for vertical feet skied in a calendar year, and every uphill foot was entirely human powered!

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Aaron Rice – World Record Holder

On December 29, 2016 Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship Recipient Aaron Rice achieved a dream: He skied 2.5 Million human-powered vertical feet in a year. In fact, he did it in 364 days. 5 Winters ago I skied ~75,000′ vert, The next year I skied 117,000′ vert. The next year 248,000′ vert. The next year 447,000′ Read More…

Aaron with GPS reading 2.5 million ft

Angel’s Reprise

At the 17th annual Powder Awards, held in Breckenridge, Colorado, on December 8, 2016, Angel Collinson in Tight Loose by Teton Gravity Research won the award for Best Female Performance. It is the third straight year she has won the award. Represented by her brother Johnny Collinson in character (read: wearing a bikini top) as Read More…

Angel Collinson

Backcountry Film Fest at OGE

Again this year, Flyin Ryan’s spirit will infuse the return of the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival to Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. There’s no better way to start the season off right than with an evening of short films, a raffle, refreshments from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, and fun times with like minded Read More…

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Warren Miller’s 67th movie!

This year, the exploration continues with Warren Miller Entertainment’s Here, There & Everywhere. Follow Marcus Caston, Grete Eliassen, Jeremy Jones, Jess McMillan, Wendy Fisher, Collin Collins and more as they take on terrain in Kicking Horse, Switzerland, Greenland, Crested Butte, and more. With another winter right around the corner, Warren Miller Entertainment will be anywhere Read More…

Flyin Ryan IPA Release Party at Ake’s Place

NOVEMBER 30, 2016 8:00PM to 10:00PM Ake’s Place, Church Street, Burlington, Vermont Get stoked with Long Trail Brewing and The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation! Grab a pint of Flyin Ryan IPA and enjoy some tasty ski flicks as we get ready for shred season. Beer + Ski Movies + Free Swag!

Flyin Ryan IPA with Lake Champlain and Adirondacks
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